The title of the conference is a direct reference to what linguist Jim Cummins identifies as Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP), which form the basis of our endeavors as educational experts to support our students’ success in accessing curricula.
This Conference will create a platform for educational practitioners to share their professional approaches in didactics and methodology in language and content-based subjects in preschool, primary, secondary, high school levels, and from an administrative/leadership perspective.
The Conference will be enriched by expert lectures and keynotes. It will be opened by assoc. prof. Elina Banzina’s lecture “Intelligibility—Check! What’s Next? New Directions in English Speech Teaching and Learning” (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia), and concluded with a speech titled “Developing English-Speaking Contexts” by experienced international educator in the sphere of languages Tamara James-Wyachai, Roong Aroon International School (Bangkok, Thailand).
To participate in the Conference, teachers, staff, school community members of Latvian and International, and public schools are welcome. At the Conference, speakers will share their expertise and experience in workshops or presentations (see the application form for more details
The Conference will be conducted in a blended manner (online and on-site at the school’s premises).All are to attend the conference for free. For on-site attendants the coffee breaks and all the handouts will be provided but the on-line attendants will receive the information electronically.
This year, organizers are planning to issue the proceedings of the conference. Please see the requirements for the submission & deadlines here
Proposals for participation in the Conference are due by: